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Freedom Summer a Must-See on PBS

“I just wanted the right to vote.”  How many of us take that right for granted?  In his powerful and poignant new documentary, Freedom Summer, filmmaker Stanley Nelson reminds us that a mere five decades ago, voting was virtually off-limits to Mississippi’s … Continue reading

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American Experience Profiles JFK Tonight and Tomorrow Night on PBS

It’s hard to believe that 50 years have passed since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963.  As a kid, in 1960, I vividly remember standing anxiously with my family and friends in front of our neighborhood White Castle hamburger joint … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of War of the Worlds Tonight on PBS

It’s almost “Mischief Night” and, back in the day, if you ever enjoyed plotting a few sly schemes with a bar of soap, a roll of toilet paper and random doorbell ringing as a kid, you know what that means.  Good clean fun! … Continue reading

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